Brexit, conference and Chestnut Avenue: My Ward Report September 2017

In my first report since June when I covered the GE2017, I will focus on 3 topics (so not an exhaustive report of all activities!) The selection of Furzedown ward council candidates. I was very honoured to have been automatically reselected as a Furzedown ward Council candidate and I am very grateful to everyone who…

Showing leadership on tackling funeral poverty

Last year, the amount owed by people who could not afford to pay for their funerals in the UK was £147m, rising this year to an estimated £160m. Of those unable to pay for their funerals, an average of £1,318 was owed in 2016, rising to £1,601 last year. Funerals are expensive. The average cost…

Thank you, Furzedown ward, for selecting me!

Last week, Furzedown Labour Ward members voted to automatically reselect me as one of their three candidates at the next local elections, and I was touched and honoured that they did. Thank you! I believe that good local councillors should work to build communities and empower their residents, which is why I have organised many…